History Series / SeventhHeaven

25th Mar '17 4:12:06 AM LB7979
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* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming:
** Season Five had only one-word episode titles for all 22 episodes except the first one; this was continued until halfway Season 6. There also was a streak of four episodes (ep. 4-7) titles that all started with a B: "Busted", "Blind", "Broke" and "Bye". These were the episodes that set up Creator/JessicaBiel leaving the show: they were about character Mary's problems which led to her being PutOnABus (or rather, a plane to Buffalo, NY) in [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Bye"]].
** Also, all seasons except the 11th/last, had the names of the last two episodes of the season either be a pt. 1 and pt.2 (i.e. "Love Stinks, pt. 1" and "Love Stinks, pt. 2" for Season 4) or a compound title (e.g. "Boyfriends..." and "and Girlfriends" for Season 2).
23rd Mar '17 3:30:19 AM LB7979
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* ParentalFavoritism: Oh, Annie, Annie, Annie. As noted on YMMV, she is meant to be seen as a kindhearted ideal mother, but her actions toward her own kids severely tarnish that image. Special mention to "Prodigal" from Season 6. Matt, Simon, and Lucy don't want Mary to have the garage apartment because they feel she hasn't earned it (and get Ruthie to collude with them). Annie's reaction is to make all four of her "rebellious" children live in said unfinished garage, while treating Mary like royalty, despite the fact that Mary had been TheUnfavorite in the previous season (and continued to be so from that point forward). Eric could be considered guilty, also. Basically, if any one of the Camden kids does something considered immoral, [[AllCrimesAreEqual no matter how minor it is]], Eric and Annie will treat him or her as a pariah until he or she [[CharacterFilibuster not only apologizes but admits he or she was wrong, and maybe makes some kind of restitution.]] As Annie says in "Prodigal," sometimes even that is, ''Not good enough!''
22nd Mar '17 2:18:04 PM EnglishGuruLady
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* ParentalFavoritism: Oh, Annie, Annie, Annie. As noted on YMMV, she is meant to be seen as a kindhearted ideal mother, but her actions toward her own kids severely tarnish that image. Special mention to "Prodigal" from Season 6. Matt, Simon, and Lucy don't want Mary to have the garage apartment because they feel she hasn't earned it (and get Ruthie to collude with them). Annie's reaction is to make all four of her "rebellious" children live in said unfinished garage, while treating Mary like royalty, despite the fact that Mary had been TheUnfavorite in the previous season (and continued to be so from that point forward). Eric could be considered guilty, also. Basically, if any one of the Camden kids does something considered immoral, [[AllCrimesAreEqual no matter how minor it is]], Eric and Annie will treat him or her as a pariah until he or she [[CharacterFilibuster not only apologizes but admits he or she was wrong, and maybe makes some kind of restitution.]] As Annie says in "Prodigal," sometimes even that is, ''Not good enough!''
14th Mar '17 6:27:38 PM drac0blade
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* AcademicAthlete: Oldest daughter Mary, until mid-way season 4, is both successful as a basketball player of her school team, and academically successful. This is inverted in a big way come the two-part episode "Sin..." and "...Expiation", when the basketball team is suspended due to their grades slipping, Mary and her friends vandalize the school, and during the rest of season 4 and 5, a lot of drama ensues surrounding her character, which ultimately results in her being PutOnABus and her becoming TheUnfavorite during the later seasons.[[note]]Character Mary's downfall was probably brought on by the fact that in [[RealLifeWritesThePlot Real Life]], actress Creator/Jessica Biel had posed semi-nude in a magazine, and the shows' creators were ''not amused'' by that.[[/note]]

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* AcademicAthlete: Oldest daughter Mary, until mid-way season 4, is both successful as a basketball player of her school team, and academically successful. This is inverted in a big way come the two-part episode "Sin..." and "...Expiation", when the basketball team is suspended due to their grades slipping, Mary and her friends vandalize the school, and during the rest of season 4 and 5, a lot of drama ensues surrounding her character, which ultimately results in her being PutOnABus and her becoming TheUnfavorite during the later seasons.[[note]]Character Mary's downfall was probably brought on by the fact that in [[RealLifeWritesThePlot Real Life]], actress Creator/Jessica Jessica Biel had posed semi-nude in a magazine, and the shows' creators were ''not amused'' by that.[[/note]]
10th Mar '17 6:25:13 AM system
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9th Mar '17 7:26:41 PM pyramidjerry333
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* DatePeepers: The Camden family are close to being the TropeCodifier, as frequently they (pick any member) would sneak into their own family members or other people's dates to see their business, often becoming a MomentKiller.
9th Mar '17 6:21:22 PM pyramidjerry333
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* MistakenForCheating: Done several times.
** In season 1, Eric was assumed this by his kids when the family on a drive saw him enter a motel with a woman (who was in fact, a domestic abuse victim Eric was helping).
** Ruthie once believed that both her father and mother were dating other people at one point, a youthful single mom and a handyman, respectively.
** Another example (season 8) being when Rabbi Glass kissed Annie to demonstrate what he saw his wife Rosina did to the cantor; incidentally, Ruthie (again) walked down the staircase at the same time, and assumed her father Eric was a "cuckold".
** Actually, when you think about it, this trope seems to appear OnceASeason.
* MistakenForPregnant: Also done multiple times. Annie by Eric, when she was really starting menopause; Mary by Annie and Eric, when in fact the tests were switched ([[spoiler: Annie was the pregnant one]]); Sarah and Matt by their parents, when her period was just late; Ruthie by many in her school; two of Simon's girlfriends/fiancées by, one-by-one, everyone...
9th Mar '17 5:52:57 PM pyramidjerry333
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** Infamously played straight when Graham Jarvis, who played Annie's father Charles Jackson, died. The character was not only kept alive for ten months following Jarvis's death, but when the actress that played his on-screen daughter (Catherine Hicks) had a contract dispute, she was said to be visiting him in several episodes.

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** Infamously played straight when Graham Jarvis, who played Annie's father Charles Jackson, died. The character was not only kept alive for ten months following Jarvis's death, death (in fact, his last episode aired only five days after the actor's death), but when the actress that played his on-screen daughter (Catherine Hicks) had a contract dispute, she was said to be visiting him in several episodes.
9th Mar '17 5:52:03 PM pyramidjerry333
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* CharacterOutlivesActor: Averted; Barry Watson survived his Hodgkins Lymphoma and returned to the show.

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* CharacterOutlivesActor: Averted; CharacterOutlivesActor:
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Barry Watson Watson, who survived his Hodgkins Hodgkin's Lymphoma and returned to the show.show.
** Infamously played straight when Graham Jarvis, who played Annie's father Charles Jackson, died. The character was not only kept alive for ten months following Jarvis's death, but when the actress that played his on-screen daughter (Catherine Hicks) had a contract dispute, she was said to be visiting him in several episodes.
9th Mar '17 5:49:00 PM pyramidjerry333
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* AllAbusersAreMale: Almost every time some plotline involves domestic violence, it is ''always'' the man, and the woman is the victim. One exception to this trope is when Kevin and Roxanne arrived at the scene of a domestic dispute, where it is clearly shown that both the husband and wife are abusing one another, with the woman actually getting the jump on Kevin, which leaves him sorely embarrassed.

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* AllAbusersAreMale: Almost every time some plotline involves domestic violence, it is ''always'' the man, and the woman is the victim. One exception to this trope is when Kevin and Roxanne arrived at the scene of a domestic dispute, where it is clearly shown mentioned that both the husband and wife are abusing one another, with the woman actually getting the jump on Kevin, which leaves him sorely embarrassed. However, this (off-screen) depiction is portrayed as not being as serious as male-on-female violence, which could fall under DoubleStandard.
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